Private well water may appear clear, but it may contain varying levels of contaminants such as lime (hardness), dissolved iron, manganese, heavy metals, color, odors, grit, silt, turbidity and bacteria. A simple water test may reveal harmful contaminants that are invisible, odorless, tasteless and undetected. Some contaminants cause immediate illness, while others can create serious long-term health problems. Contaminants seep into groundwater and can affect your drinking supply. The EPA recommends annual testing for private wells and drinking water sources and before you put a new well in service. Protect yourself and your family by testing your water at the point of use. It is also highly recommended that you test the well before buying a property and before choosing a filtration system. Never assume a standard water softener or filter can be used on well water. Seek advice, almost all water problems can be corrected using a selection of properly specified equipment based on a full chemical and bacterial analysis.
Effective treatment for your home or business begins with a water test.